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Ba~Ca Kunstforum


From Van Gogh, Cézanne, Kandinsky to Miró, Picasso, Chagall
From Warhol, Lichtenstein, Lempicka to Rainer, Magritte, De Kooning

The BA-CA Kunstforum is the top address for art lovers from home and abroad when it comes to the presentation of classical modern art and avant-garde painters of the post-war era.

More than 300,000 art enthusiasts roll up every year to see the fascinating temporary exhibitions.

From Van Gogh to Miró, from Cézanne to Picasso, from Kandinsky to Chagall, from Warhol to Rainer, you’ll find it hard to name any famous artist who hasn’t been presented at the BA-CA Kunstforum in a solo exhibition or included in a theme project. Since 2005, the “tresor im BA-CA Kunstforum” – the “strongroom in the BA-CA Kunstforum”, a modern presentation platform for young contemporary artists – has been showing headline-hitting exhibitions of international format, which also anticipate many trends on the art market.


March 1st 2007 - July 22nd 2007
In the spring of 2007, the BA-CA Kunstforum will be holding an extraordinary exhibition on one of the most seminal themes of the modern movement in art: eroticism.

The encounter with all forms and varieties of Eros – love, passion and lust, desire, union and secret longings – always has been, and still is, one of the fundamental impulses for artistic inspiration.

The BA-CA Kunstforum is now addressing this theme with an exciting exhibition. More than 200 works by prominent artists from the late nineteenth century until the present day give striking and immediate expression to the fascination exercised on artists by the theme of eroticism. But the exhibition is not confined solely to the subject of the human body and portrayal of the act of love. The concept far more involves works that address the erotic sphere of temptation and union, desire and fantasy, dream and the subconscious, in a multitude of forms.

Exhibitions (10)

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Admissions: EUR 8,70

Students, senior citizens, military and civil service: EUR 7,30

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children age 14 an under): EUR 16,00

Juniorcard (age 14 and under): EUR 4,40

Children (age 6 and under), unemployed: admission free

Happy Hour (Mo - Th: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.): 2 for 1

Groups (10 persons and more): EUR 7,30 p.P.

Guided Tour: EUR 70,00
Only with reservation

Opening hours

Daily: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Guided Tour: Only with reservation

Getting there

public transport
U3 Station Herrengasse or U2 Schottenring
or by bus 1A, 2A or 3A

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News and events

Otto Brusatti and the Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln
26 April 2007, 7.30 pm

Take a trip underground with Eros. The Concert Schrammeln accompany you there, musical spring time with Schubert and Old Vienna, Rosenkavalier and the Venusberg, and above all: brand new compositions. Otto Brusatti roams through Vienna from The Third Man sewers to the fin de siècle, Qualtinger, and the latest scene.

Erotic culinary delights
15 March, 29 March, 19 April and 10 May 2007, 6 pm

On the occasion of the exhibition "Eros in Modern Art" the Hilton Vienna Plaza and the BA-CA Kunstforum will whisk you off on a magical mystery tour of French cuisine. For French cuisine has no peer when it comes to sheer sensuous pleasure. Let the diversity of French cuisine cast its spell, and savour the delicacies served up for you by chef Oliver Sattler. The culinary selection is accompanied by eroticising cocktails.

"When EROS makes us lose our heads"
Philosophical musings on extra-marital affairs (Reading in German)
20 April and 11 May 2007, both at 7.30 pm

An uplifting evening on an eternal topic.
With thoughts by Nietzsche, Kant, Schopenhauer, ...
and served up lavishly by Harald Koisser and Eugen Maria Schulak, authors of the bestseller of the same title, published by Orac.

Together at Art
Sundays for children (ages 5 – 11) and grown-ups
15 April, 20 May, 17 June 2007, at 3 p.m.
Duration: 1.5 h (incl. practical work in the studio)

Welcome to an afternoon at the Academy of Art! Theme: the human being. Equipped with drawing pad and pens we start out on a ramble through the history of modern art. It is a quest to find out the myriad possibilities of ...+ [ Read all ]


in german

BA-CA Kunstforum PODCAST

Personal Art Assistant
Europe first multimedia exhibition-guide in the BA-CA art forum


Flashback: to the year 1980. With the idea and backing of the popular Viennese actor Heinz Conrad, the first exhibitions were organised in the former counter hall of the Österreichische Creditanstalt für Handel und Gewerbe (Austrian Bank of Trade and Commerce), premises built in 1914 and then standing empty. The curtain-raiser was a comprehensive show on Austria’s cultural and intellectual history from 1880 to 1980: “Aufbruch in die Moderne” (Starting out into the Modern Age), curated by Rupert Feuchtmüller and organised by Ivo Stanek, boasted straightaway the proud statistic of 28,000 visitors.

The occasion for this project was the Länderbank’s centenary. And the subsequent exhibitions, such as “Fotografis” – a presentation of the superlative photograph collection of the Länderbank, as it was then called – also proved to be great attractions for the public. The success of these exhibitions was as surprising as it was overwhelming, so that the director of the Länderbank and later Federal Chancellor Franz Vranitzky initiated a resolution to set up a permanent exhibition venue oriented on international standards – the Länderbank Kunstforum was born, and the present director of the Albertina, Klaus Albrecht Schröder, was its first director.

Trendsetter Kunstforum
In 1988, the Austrian star architect Gustav Peichl was commissioned to design the first reconstruction of the Kunstforum, making it the most modern exhibition building in Austria at the time. The re-opening was in March 1989 with “Egon Schiele und seine Zeit” (Egon Schiele and his Time). This exhibition attracted 186,000 visitors and was successful not only in Vienna; i...+ [ Read all ]


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Bank Austria Creditanstalt

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